The Union Well being Ministry has performed away with the requirement of a licence for stocking and sale of hand sanitiser to make it extra broadly obtainable for the general public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on an official notification, the ministry granted the exemption below the provisions of the Medication and Cosmetics Guidelines, however mentioned retailers have to make sure that such merchandise will not be bought or stocked after the date of expiry.
The ministry obtained a number of representations for exempting hand sanitiser from the requirement of sale licence, the notification mentioned.
The notification, dated July 27, said that the central authorities is happy that hand sanitiser is crucial to fulfill the necessities of emergency arising resulting from COVID-19 pandemic and their straightforward availability is made in public curiosity.
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